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Hand painted white marble nail art
1 year ago

Hand painted white marble nail art

White marble backgrounds are basically a blogger’s staple at this point. But that’s for a reason, because it’s a gorgeous neutral to use as a backdrop in photos of products. I’ve recreated this pattern before using stamping, and this time I’m taking on hand painted white marble nail art.

Right hand featuring white marble nail art

Hand painted white marble nail art – find out how a bottle of smudge fix can make the perfect nail art tool for this design…

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Turquoise waves on a pink beach
1 year ago

Turquoise waves on a pink beach

I’m back, tentatively dipping my toe back into blogging.  I’ve had a rough time over the last 18 months, so even doing my nails has been a struggle.  There is a new Cirque Colors group on Facebook, where last week an inspiration photo of turquoise waves crashing on a pink beach was posted, so I gave it a go.

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Back from a break with bright polish
2 years ago

Back from a break with bright polish

It’s been a while since I blogged! After I watched the Avengers, I had a chance to perform at the Royal Wedding, which was amazing but totally threw me out …
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Leaf Print nail art ready for spring
3 years ago

Leaf Print nail art ready for spring

Over Christmas I was getting really frustrated with breaking off corners and a couple of nails starting to break really low.  In a fit of pique, I cut them off really short and this is the result… I needed some nail art to remind me that spring is on the way – this Leaf Print nail art is just the thing! Read More

White and blue nail art for Maniswap Circle
3 years ago

White and blue nail art for Maniswap Circle

It’s time to reveal what nearly 200 nail artists have been working on for our Maniswap Circle! This month we’ve focused on white and blue nail art designs in memory of Liam Kowal again. As a result, all our designs are blue and white, and some include a ribbon too.

This time I was recreating the work of Meredith from Merely Nails. I chose a stamped geometric pattern, which left me space to add a freehand ribbon.

White and blue nail art for Maniswap Circle

White and blue nail art for Maniswap Circle

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Graffiti Hearts stamping nail art
3 years ago

Graffiti Hearts stamping nail art

I’m still catching up on sleep after a busy few weeks, and whenever I’m short on time I turn to stamping to create detailed nail art designs quickly. For this Graffiti Hearts stamping nail art I was inspired by Miss Sock who did something similar over a watermarble base.

Double stamping - Graffiti Hearts nail art

Double stamping – Graffiti Hearts nail art

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Monarch Butterfly nail art with stamping and freehand
3 years ago

Monarch Butterfly nail art with stamping and freehand

I was a bit stumped for a design to try this week, and then I remembered that I'd bought a new plate with butterfly wing outlines on it that was so far untried. I decided to recreate some Monarch Butterfly nail art using some orange holo polishes.

Freehand dots over Monarch Butterfly stamping nail art | Keely's Nails

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Rose Gold nail polish nail art stamping 
3 years ago

Rose Gold nail polish nail art stamping 

This design was a recent contribution to the Maniswap Circle challenge, where I recreate another nail artist’s work in a different colour. This month I worked on a design from Donna, using Rose Gold nail polish.

Rose Gold nail polish Cirque Halcyon

Rose Gold nail polish Cirque Halcyon

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Stormy Swirly Nail Art Stamping Maniswap
4 years ago

Stormy Swirly Nail Art Stamping Maniswap

Welcome back after a longer than anticipated break! I’ve been ill all through December, so I didn’t get to do anywhere near as many manis as I wanted. This design is part of the Maniswap Circle, based on an original design by Nancy. The prompt was black and white, and the finished product looks like a winter storm. Here’s my Stormy Swirly Nail Art Stamping.

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White Marble nail art stamping cheat
4 years ago

White Marble nail art stamping cheat

I definitely see marble backgrounds everywhere on social media, it seems to be the default for flatlays and beauty bloggers.  After seeing Jamie of Tanned Beauty Addict, who showed off her great marble nails on Instagram, I wanted to try White Marble nail art for myself!

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